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Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Adam, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. BrissoDamo
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    boats like this one- Corey Gauci Marine https://www.facebook.com/coreygaucimarine/photos/pcb.1053898864767599/1053898841434268/?type=3&theater
     
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  4. Mr Efficiency
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    Most do opt for twins, there are advantages and disadvantages, but the one of having a back-up in case of an engine failure is probably the main advantage. If you can get the boat on plane with one engine, that advantage is greater still. CR props offer better handing in confined spaces, no torque effects, but you lose with more fuel, earlier ventilation, and greater initial cost, maintenance, and weight. I'd say it depends where you are using it.
     
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    rough water cruise speed is way better with a single outboard
     

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    Only if the hull and/or occupants are up to it. I suspect CR has pushed a lot of people toward twins. The cats I have had generally struggled to plane on one engine, you had to go further down in pitch than desirable to guarantee it, but if you can plane on one motor, without going back a lot in pitch, it is almost an automatic choice to use twins, especially when needing to cross bars.
     
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